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Changes for home ownership?

By on June 10th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm

As some bankers and community advocates protest tougher down payment requirements on homes, others are advocating a different approach to home ownership. Earlier today WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz spoke with University of Florida Family Financial Management Specialist Micheal Gutter, about the [...]

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Springs may see impact from state budget cuts

By on June 6th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has pulled funding for the springs restoration working groups for Rainbow, SIlver, Ichetucknee and Wakulla springs during the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Florida Springs Institute Director Bob Knight says the working groups were started so [...]

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Study shows cancer rate not increasing near Koppers superfund site

By on June 6th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm

After years of speculation, a state report shows contamination from the Cabot Koppers site in Gainesville has not led to an increased cancer rate in the surrounding area. WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz reports.

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Little Jake Mitchell performs for "Free Fridays" in downtown Gainesville

By on June 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm

“Free Fridays” will continue this weekend at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Tonight will feature Little Jake Mitchell and the Soul Searchers. WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz spoke with Little Jake Mitchell about his connection to Gainesville, the power of music, and [...]

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Legislators react to governor’s vetoes: the democratic response

By on May 27th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:01 pm

State senator Nan Rich(D-), is critical of the governor’s actions. She talked with WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz.

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Promoting sustainability through eating homegrown products

By on May 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Gainesville residents who buy their food products locally have a chance to be rewarded for their choices in this year’s eat local challenge. WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz reports.

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Tackling Islamophobia in America

By on May 20th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm

In reaction to anti-islamic rhetoric, University of South Carolina Arabic studies professor Stephen Sheehi will be speaking at the Civic Media Center at 7 p.m. Saturday night. He will be discussing his book titled Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims. [...]

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Ridding the stigma of depression

By on May 13th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Studies estimate that approximately 17 million people suffer from depression in the United States, yet many do not seek treatment. Mental health expert and author Carol Kivler says this may have something to do with a stigma about depression. WUFT-FM’s [...]

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Gainesville innovators think outside the box

By on May 13th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:19 pm

After Florida Sustainables took home the Cade Prize for innovation last night, the future may still be in plastics. Two University of Florida innovators, Dr. Stephen Miller and Ryan Martin created Florida Sustainables to create plastic that is both cost [...]

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Alachua County remembers its fallen officers

By on May 11th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Around the country, people are gathering to honor police officers during National Police Week. On Tuesday Alachua County honored its officers who have fallen in the line of duty. WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz brings us highlights of the ceremony.

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